Little lady is a little miserable but seems to be on the road to recovery, thank goodness. Just in time for her big sister’s birthday tomorrow.

Good Friday

We had a lazy day today but also quite social. We visited the children’s grandparents and were treated to hotcross buns and pink wafers. Sophie was in her element as she loves pink wafers, and when the blue ribands were brought out I think she nearly popped with happiness. Felix slowly ate his own body weight in hotcross buns. When… Read more →

First bbq

First bbq

Below are some pictures from the first bbq of the year. The friends were lovely, the food was delicious and the children had a great time decorating eggs. What a brilliant start to the bbq season.

McArthur Glen

Sophie has outgrown her school shoes. I prefer to buy Clarks shoes. I am not sure if they really are best for little feet now a days, but when I was little and my mum, a chiropadist, bought my shoes, she always bought them in Clarks. She used to talk about the damage other leading shoe manufacturers did to growing… Read more →


The children are winding each other up today. Each one is finely tuned to the others sensitive issues and is mercilessly agitating them and then complaining when their sibling reacts in an unpleasant manner. I have no siblings. I cannot understand why anyone would want to annoy, hit or be rude to anyone else. Apparently it’s all completely normal. Currently… Read more →

Scout cycling trip

Felix has been on a scout camp cycling adventure for the past 3 days. He had a wonderful time and arrived home today pink cheeked and glowing with outdoorness. After his bath he retired to bed with his cat for a well earned sleep.

Funny things children say

I was showing Sophie’s little friend our guinea pig. In a bid to introduce some educational facts into the situation, I pointed to Snowy’s red eyes and asked, ‘ do you know what you call an animal with red eyes?’ Sophie’s friend looked up at me as he replied with absolute certainty, ‘evil’.

What’s The Theme Tune Of Your Life?

Wet Wet Wet, ‘Goodnight girl’ was number 1 on my 14th birthday.  Apparently your 14th birthday tune is your life theme tune. Obviously, looking at the above single proves that that idea is Rubbish! In America the number 1 at that time was Right said Fred ‘I’m too sexy’. Maybe not better but definitely funnier. Have a go by clicking… Read more →

Gardening good for more then your soil

I spent an hour this morning digging in the front garden. Fat worms curled in every spade full happy to return to their  freshly turned home and afterwards I felt a sense of contentment as I surveyed my weed free plot. My feel good mood may not have been simply due to the fact the garden looked better but also… Read more →

Parents evening

Parents evening went well tonight. As a governor I was able to chat to parents about their experience of the school and address any concerns they might have. Now that parents know and can recognise the governors it will hopefully encourage them to come find us in the playground should there be an issue they would like to discuss. Sophie’s… Read more →

Thank you

Thank you Felix,Pi and Jay for making the house look so nice downstairs. I didn’t have to worry this morning when I had my meeting that it might be messy. Mornings are so hectic, so to not have cleaning to worry about made my morning much easier. You are all stars. Annie -mo had her year check up. She weighs… Read more →

Happy Mother’s day

Happy Mother’s day all you lovely mamas out there. I hope you have an amazing day filled with love and smiles and snuggles from those who you so freely give your all to xx

Sophie’s turn to choose the meal

Sophie brought home two certificates so she got to choose both main meal and desert this evening. After being gently steered away from home made sushi she eventually settled on homemade pizza and banoffee pie. Everyone in the house has their own pizza style. Felix has no cheese, Jay makes his stuffed crust. Pi tries to emulate Jay and I… Read more →